Games Played on 09/02/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield DH Dominic D’Anna: He went 3 for 4 with a HR.

AAA

Indianapolis 11 – Louisville 6

Felix Perez went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Neftali Soto went 2 for 2 with a 2B, a BB, and a SB.

Todd Redmond, 3.63 ERA, got the loss as he went 2 IP and allowed 6 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 3 K. Jordan Smith added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Tennessee 7 – Pensacola 3 (15 Innings)

Bryson Smith went 3 for 5 with a 3B. Beau Mills went 2 for 7 with 2 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 5 with 2 BB. Donald Lutz went 2 for 6 with a BB. Mark Fleury walked 3 times.

Chad Rogers, 1.99 ERA, got no decision as he went 5.2 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Wilkin De La Rosa (1 IP), Justin Freeman (2 IP), and Curtis Partch (2 IP) each added scoreless relief outings. Michael Griffin took the loss allowing 4 R over 2 IP of relief.

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According to Reds beat writer John Fay, the Reds will disclose their September callup roster decisions on Friday. The Reds will announce the September call-ups Friday. Three of them will join the club Saturday in Houston; three will join the club Tuesday. Devin Mesoraco will be back on Sunday – the first day he’s eligible […]

Games Played on 08/26/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds DH Wilfrel Estevez: He went 3 for 5 with a HR and a 2B.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Toledo 3

Denis Phipps went 3 for 4 with a HR. Didi Gregorius homered.

Tim Gustafson, 5.13 ERA, got the win as he went 6.2 IP and allowed 1 R on 3 H and 2 BB with 4 K. Jordan Smith picked up his 13th save despite allowing 1 R in 1 IP of relief.

AA

Pensacola 5 – Mississippi 2 (DH Game 1, 7 Innings)

Billy Hamilton went 1 for 3 with a BB and a SB (150). Ryan LaMarre went 1 for 2 with 2 BB and a SB. Josh Fellhauer and Miguel Rojas each went 1 for 3 with a BB. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart walked twice.

Tony Cingrani, 2.00 ERA, got no decision as he went 4 IP and allowed 2 R on 2 H and 5 BB with 6 K. Michael Griffin got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman picked up 16th save with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

Mississippi 1 – Pensacola 0 (DH Game 2, 7 Innings)

Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 3.

Chad Rogers, 1.73 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 6 H and 1 BB with 3 K. Chris Manno added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 08/24/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Billings OF Jeff Gelalich: He went 3 for 4 with 2 2B.

AAA

Indianapolis 4 – Louisville 2

Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 3 with a SB. Chris Valaika went 2 for 4 with a 2B. Cody Puckett doubled.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.70 ERA, got the loss as he went 5 IP and allowed 4 R, 3 ER, on 9 H and 1 BB with 2 K. Jordan Smith (2 IP) and Nick Christiani (1 IP) each added scoreless relief outings.

AA

Pensacola at Mississippi – Postponed by rain.

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Games Played on 08/20/12

Minor League Player of the Day:Billings 1B Carlos Sanchez went 4-5 with 4 doubles. In the second half at Billings (16 games), his slash line is .403/.439/.742. On the season, his OPS is .937 with a .588 slugging.

AAA

Columbus 10 – Louisville 1

The Bats only collected 3 hits, luckily one averted the shutout, as Denis Phipps’ one hit was a homer. He has 4 homers in his last 3 games.

Chad Reineke got knocked around, starting and going 4, giving up 8 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks. The only Bats pitcher that threw well was Carlos Fisher, with 2 hitless innings. Jordan Smith thew a scoreless inning also, but gave up 2 hits.

AA

Montgomery @ Pensacola was washed out, so the Billy Hamilton watch goes on another day.

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Games Played on 08/18/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville OF Denis Phipps: He went 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 2B.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Columbus 2 (10 Innings)

Denis Phipps went 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 2B. Neftali Soto went 3 for 4. Felix Perez went 2 for 4.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.66 ERA, got no decision as he went 7 IP and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Nick Masset added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Jordan Smith got the win with 2 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Mobile 5 – Pensacola 2

Billy Hamilton went 3 for 4 with a SB (143). Donald Lutz went 2 for 4. Beau Mills homered.

Daniel Corcino, 3.17 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 1 R on 2 H and 4 BB with 5 K. Drew Hayes added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 8/10/2012 Minor League Players of the Day: Billings LF Jesse Winker was 2-4 with a double and a homer, driving in 2 runs. In 42 games, Winker has a slash line of .358/.473/.497 with a couple of homers and 32 walks (31 strikeouts) in 151 AB’s. AAA Louisville 3 – Gwinett 2 […]

Games Played on 08/05/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bats LF Willie Harris was 3-4 with a double and homer in the Bats loss to the Mud Hens.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Toledo 2

Willie Harris was 3-4 with a double and homer and Corky Miller was 2-2 with a walk.

Tim Gustafson threw 6.1 one run innings, picking up his 4th win. He gave up 5 hits, walked 1 and struck out 4. The bullpen was effective (in varying degrees, 0 earned runs) the rest of the way with Jordan Smith picking up his 12th save with .2 innings of hitless relief work.

AA

Huntsville 5 – Pensacola 3

Billy Hamilton was 0-2, but walked 3 times. He stole 2 bases (thrown out once). He now has 23 stolen bases in AA, giving him 127 for the year (thrown out 27 times). That was the offensive highlight for the Blue Wahoos.

Daniel Corcino started and threw 6 innings, gave up 5 runs on 7 hits, walked 3 and struck out 2. Brian Pearl threw a scoreless inning of relief (2 hits), Mark Serrano threw a hitless inning.

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Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Games Played on 08/03/12

Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds SP Michael Salter: He got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 1 BB with 5 K.

AAA

Charlotte 3 – Louisville 1

Chris Valaika went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Denis Phipps, Felix Perez, and Neftali Soto each doubled.

Pedro Villarreal, 4.01 ERA, got the loss as he went 6 IP and allowed 3 R, 2 ER, on 3 H and 1 BB with 4 K. Kanekoa Texeira, Travis Webb, and Jordan Smith each added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 8 – Huntsville 5

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with a BB and 3 SB (122). David Vidal went 2 for 4 with a HR, a 2B, and a BB. Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 4 with a BB. Bryson Smith went 2 for 2.

Chad Rogers, 1.80 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 1 R on 7 H and 2 BB with 2 K. Chris Manno retired the final two batters to record his 1st save.

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Games Played on 07/28/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 2B Niko Vasquez: He went 4 for 4 with a 2B and a BB.

AAA

Louisville 8 – Toledo 4

Henry Rodriguez went 3 for 5 with 2 BB. Felix Perez went 3 for 4 with a BB. Cody Puckett went 2 for 5 with a HR. Neftali Soto went 2 for 5 with a 2B. Didi Gregorius went 2 for 5 with a 3B.

Sean Gallagher, 4.86 ERA, got the win as he went 8 IP and allowed 4 R on 4 H and 2 BB with 6 K. Jordan Smith added 1 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 6 – Huntsville 4

Billy Hamilton went 2 for 4 with 2 SB. Ryan LaMarre drew 4 BB. Donald Lutz went 1 for 3 with a 3B and a BB. Bryson Smith tripled. David Vidal doubled.

Wirfin Obispo, 2.63 ERA, got the win as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R on 2 H and 3 BB with 7 K. Drew Hayes and Mark Serrano each added 1 IP of scoreless relief. Wilkin De La Rosa picked up his 1st save with 1.2 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 07/21/12

Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville SP Todd Redmond: He got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 0 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K.

AAA

Louisville 4 – Pawtucket 0

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with a HR. Henry Rodriguez went 2 for 4. Mike Costanzo went 1 for 3 with a 2B and a BB.

Todd Redmond, 3.36 ERA, got the win as he went 7 IP and allowed 0 R on 5 H and 1 BB with 8 K. Jordan Smith added 2 IP of scoreless relief.

AA

Pensacola 4 – Mobile 2

Ryan LaMarre went 2 for 4 with a HR. Brodie Greene went 2 for 4. J. C. Sulbaran tripled. Donald Lutz and Bryson Smith each doubled.

J. C. Sulbaran, 4.08 ERA, got no decision as he went 5 IP and allowed 2 R on 3 H and 1 BB with 7 K. Drew Hayes got the win with 1 IP of scoreless relief. Josh Ravin added 1.1 IP of scoreless relief. Justin Freeman picked up the save with 1.2 IP of scoreless relief.

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Games Played on 07/17/12

Minor League Player of the Day: 8th round draft pick, Billings 3B, Seth Mejian-Brean had a pretty good doubleheader, going 4-7 with a double and homer, scoring 3 runs and driving 3 in. Thus far in the Billings season, he’s hitting at a .333/.436/636 clip in 10 games.

AAA

Columbus 5 – Louisville 4 10 innings

Xavier Paul (LH hitting OF) continued his hot streak since coming to the Bats. His OPS at Syracuse was .888, and he’s moved that up to 1.180 at Louisville. He was 4-5 last night. Corky Miller was 2-3 with a homer, Nefi Soto was 1-4 with a homer.

Tim Gustafson had a good start for the Bats, going 5.1 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. But the bullpen faltered…Nick Christiani .2 IP 3 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 1 HR (and to show how stupid the hold stat was, he was credited with his 7th hold), Travis Webb and Jordan Smith both threw scoreless innings, but Donnie Joseph got a blown save with an inning where he gave up 2 hits and a walk, while giving up a run. Kanekoa Texeira took the loss, going .2, giving up the winning run on 2 hits and a walk.

AA

Jacksonville 5 – Pensacola 4 10 innings

Ryan LaMarre was 2-3 with a double, Miguel Rojas was 2-5, and Donald Lutz, in his first game as a Blue Wahoo, went 1-5 with a homer.

Wirfin Obispo started and went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits. Brian Pearl threw a scoreless inning, Curtis Partch threw 1.2 scoreless innings, and Justin Freeman threw a scoreless frame.

The loss went to Mark Serrano, who gave up an unearned run in the 10th.

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I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.